WP-Mix – A fresh mix of code snippets and tutorials
Wrapping up 2012, I finally launched xyCSS, which is all about responsive, grid-based design. To showcase
About the site
As mentioned, WP-Mix.com is focused on two things: showcasing responsive, grid-based design, and sharing as many juicy code snippets and design techniques as possible. While visiting the site, you can see the liquid grid in action by clicking the “show matrix” button at the top of the page.
Default UX view — click the “show matrix” button to view the liquid grid.
xy-grid view — click the “hide matrix” button to return to default UX view.
Here are some interesting tidbits about the site:
WP-Mix.com is built with WordPress and xy.css. Everything is kept as clean and minimal as possible, with only a handful of required plugins:
- Prismatic — syntax highlighting
- Simple Feed Stats — easy feed stats (without Feedburner)
- Simple Basic Contact Form — clean, simple contact form
- Simple Local Avatars — custom local avatars
- WordPress Database Backup — quick and easy database backups
Here are a few more notable moves to further streamline WP-Mix for better SEO, usability, and maintainability:
- Comments are disabled — this greatly simplifies everything
- Tag and author archives are disabled — focuses activity on content pages
- Clean search URLs — replaced query-string with permalink style URLs
- Clear navigation — hyperlinks are underlined, perpetual post nav, etc.
- Distraction-free — everything is focused on the content
- Built with
xy.css— for responsive, liquid-grid design
Here are some representative screenshots for WP-Mix:
Squeaky clean, content-focused design
Syntax-highlighting for all code snippets
Streamlined toolbar contains only the essentials
Going forward, I’ll be posting as many useful/interesting code snippets as possible. I think it’s much better to share snippets than to let them whither in the archives. Plus, posting and organizing the content online makes them available from any location, which is nice when I’m working out of the office.
Other plans for the site include possibly opening it up to registration and user-submitted posts, so that other enthusiasts can share their snippets as well.
So that’s it for now, I hope you enjoy the new site, responsive grid design, and all the code snippets. If you enjoy the site, you can grab the feed for free updates delivered fresh. Tweets also appreciated :)
But what if I want to leave a comment say I find a bug in your code? Do I keep the bug to myself, write some nasty rant over on my website how you don’t know how many p’s are in PHP or do I check a fix into some source control system?
If/when you find a bug or have a suggestion or whatever, there is a contact form available on the WP-Mix “About” page. Or you can reach me thru the contact form at Perishable Press:
Hello I am a member of a youth project that its purpose is to create an open source series (www.inimat.org). And I would ask you share-it the theme of wp-mix, please in this way my team can skip the step of creating the theme from the codes in wp-mix.com, and focus on the project.
I know you will say that what not you get a pre-made theme? The answer is simple, because we loved the design to wp-mix and is also made with HTML5 is the platform that we will use for the project.
Please share it :)
PS: if you want to contact me by email
PS2: sorry my english is limited
The Pagerank sudden change into 5, good job… The update date is 02/05/2013
Wow! Totally wasn’t expecting that.. Thanks for the heads up :)